Best Android apps for taking notes

Best Android apps for taking notes
Our brains are amazing, we hope you'll agree with that. According to studies, they can store tremendous amounts of data, much more than a typical smartphone or computer can ever hold. Unfortunately, our brains also have the ability of forgetting stuff, hence it is wise to take down notes instead of relying on our memory. 

This is where smartphones come into play – they are almost always at our disposal and can store plenty of data, which makes them ideal for taking down notes. You just need the help of the right app. 

And apps for note-taking come in many shapes and sizes. Some are basic, without any bells and whistles, others give you extras like syncing notes across devices, or letting others work on them as well in a collaborative manner. Whichever kind suits your needs, you'll surely find the right app in the slideshow below. We give you 9 great note-taking apps for Android.


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13 Comments

1. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Color Note one of the best is missing from the list, PA should check it out its absolutely awesome.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

True, colornote is one of the best apps. I'm suprised how PA missed on that. But they seriously need redesigning the app interface, It's not even Holo yet. :(

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I use Google keep. Sure there are more capable alternatives, but what makes it worth is the simplicity. The only thing I missed from evernote was scribbling.

4. Plexicle

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Man, you missed the best one. Todoist. I use Google Keep for just simple lists. Todoist is also simple, but offers sharing lists, assigning tasks, comment threads, infinitely multi-level tasks, and more.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I used to use color note too, was decent. Now I just use Keep.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

S note galaxy note 3

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I really like S-Note as well. Just wish Samsung made a PC app or there was an easy way to import notes to a PC app.

7. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I use color note, very surprised it's not on this list.

8. Rixarm

Posts: 11; Member since: May 20, 2013

I use color note. It has master lock feature. It should be included in the list.

9. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

11. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I use Omni Notes. Simple and open-source.

12. Fellwalker

Posts: 518; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

OneNote is really good at extracting text from images. Now the Android app is improving, I may return to it from Evernote. Google knows too much about me already...

13. psychosane

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

"memosaic" is an new app that has a beautiful and simple way of arranging notes.

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